It’s been four months. Four never-ending, infinite months, that have passed in the blink of an eye. Four months filled with crafting and crosswords, banana breads and bake-a-thons. Embracing “working from home”, and appreciating the quality time with our loved ones... Four months of slowly unraveling. Of coming apart at the seams. Fours months that have blurred into an indistinguishable mess, of my mental health, turning me in a “mental-self”.
Sometimes words fail us. Sometimes, the feelings are so overwhelming, that it takes every little bit of inner strength we have left, to gulp for air. Sometimes, there isn't a right or a wrong. And it's ok to feel disappointed. Hurt. Angry. Scared. It's also ok to look on the bright side. To hold on [...]
You bemoan the unfairness of being allowed to go to the shops but not being able to run, or walk your dogs, while others are wondering how they will shop from a locked-down township, with no public transport. You worry if you’ve stocked up with enough wine, treats and good food, while others are wondering [...]
There is a reason the circle is symbolic of so many of the important things in our life. The circle is symbolic the cycle of life. Of the commitment we make in marriage. Of the infinite and of eternity. We use it when referring to the family-circle, our circle-of-friends, and our circle-of-influence. But most importantly, we use the circle to protect that which we hold sacred.
My darling boy you will never know how you have changed my life. Not only in the obvious ways of little sleep and dirty nappies. Of no longer being able to socialize at the drop of a hat, but also no longer wanting to. Of not being able to day nap and read all night. [...]
This post is more a call to arms. A challenge to lift up those women around us. A plea for us all to show a little compassion and to stop making other women, and especially new moms, feel judged.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it [...]
Do you ever find yourself over-whelmed and paralyzed by an unnamable fear pumping through your veins at 1000mph? A fear that has no root in something that has actually happened, but rather a fear that has taken root and been fed by your subconscious mind? I often find myself in this world of worst-case-scenarios. It's [...]
Don't let this life get you down. We've only got one guarantee, and that is that none of us will be here forever. Don't let one dark day steal your sunshine. Don't let your tears wash away your joy. Promote peace and harbor hope. Be a safe place for those in need. Guard your heart but [...]
In tumultuous times it's easy for us to point fingers and find fault. It's so much harder to look inside, to really look, and find ourselves lacking. I looked inside and found that I am a selfish person. My soul is sad. My soul is sad because there are people I love that have spent [...]